'The Old Man' From Pawn Stars Left One Son Out Of Will
Richard Harrison, better known as 'Old Man' from the popular US reality TV show 'Pawn Stars' has left one of his sons out of his will.
Harrison, who died after a battle against Parkinson's disease aged 77 on June 25th, put his son Rick in control of his estate, but wrote a message into his will that excludes his son Christopher.
An original version of the will included JoAnne, Richard's wife, as well as their three children Rick, Christopher and Joseph, but back in 2017 he amended the document to take Christopher out, according to court documents that were obtained by The Blast.
His will now reads: "I would like to express my love and affection for Christopher Keith Harrison,
"However, for purposes of this Will, I have intentionally and with full knowledge failed to provide for him and his issue."
It is not known exactly how much Harrison was worth at the time of his death.
Speaking with Fox News, Rick Harrison said: "The family had previously discussed this information and it is a private matter."
Back in June, Richard's death was announced by Rick, who said: "Richard Benjamin 'The Old Man' Harrison passed away this morning surrounded by those he loved,
"He will be tremendously missed by our family, the team at Gold & Silver Pawn and his many fans the world over. He was my hero and I was fortunate to get a very cool 'Old Man' as my dad.
"He lived a very full life and through the History [Channel] television show Pawn Stars touched the lives of people all over, teaching them the value of loving your family, hard work and humour.
We appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers and ask that we are provided some privacy at this time."
The TV show Pawn Stars follows the activities of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. The shop was owned by Harrison and run by him, Rick, Rick's son Corey, and Corey's friend Austin 'Chumlee' Russell.
Since it started in 2009 it has become the History Channel's highest rated show, and has so far had 15 seasons.
In each show, members of the public bring in interesting items and artefacts for appraisal by the shop. The shop's proprietors then decide whether to buy it after finding out whether it is genuine.
The show also gained popularity for showing the professional and personal conflicts between those at the shop.
It is due to start filming a 16th season later this year.
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